Information about registration
For more information about the application and admission process, refer to the info sheet of your preferred degree programme.
A fee of CHF 200 is charged for the admission process, payable before the application is finalised. You may pay your enrolment fee using a PostFinance Card (debit card), TWINT, a credit card (Mastercard or VISA) and PostFinance Mastercard® Value.
You may apply for multiple degree programmes (unlimited). Each programme has its separate admission process, which means that candidates must complete the online application for each programme. An admission fee will be charged for each application.
Admission to the Master's degree programme requires a Bachelor's degree or Diploma degree in a design-related field. Sur-dossier admissions for Master's degree programmes are no longer possible due to the adaptation to higher-level law.
For the teaching diploma programme in Artistic Design at Matura Schools as part of the Master's programme in Fine Arts, specialisation in Art Teaching, a primary school teaching diploma or an upper secondary level diploma is required in addition to the completed Bachelor's programme (Gymnasiale Maturität, EFZ with Berufsmaturität or Fachmaturität).
Transfer within HSLU Art and Design
Students with a Bachelor's degree from the Lucerne School of Art and Design have to pay an application fee of CHF 200. After successful admission, the application fee will be refunded with the first semester fee. Moreover, these students undergo a simplified admission process for the Master's degree in Fine Arts and are not required to submit a portfolio.
Students from countries with a visa requirement must apply for a national type “D” visa with the Swiss embassy or general consulate in their home country before travelling to Switzerland. Irrespective of a visa requirement, all foreign students must have a residence permit. Students from countries with a visa requirement must apply for the permit three months before entering the country. Among other things, they will be asked to provide evidence of sufficient funds. After admission has been granted, the International Office of the Lucerne School of Art and Design will send the necessary application forms to the student.These requirements exist independently from the admission requirements of the Lucerne School of Art and Design but are necessary for the student to enter the country and begin studying.